March 22, 2023

Idaho Politicians Want To Lower Wolf Tag Price

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About a week and a half ago, the Idaho Fish and Game announced that residents interested in purchasing a tag to hunt the gray wolf, if it is ever removed from the Endangered Species list, they would have to pay $26.50. At least two Idaho congressmen think that is too high.

Rep. Bert Stevenson, R-Rupert, and Rep. Fred Wood, R-Burley, presented the Senate Natural Resources Commission a bill that would reduce the price of a tag down to $9.75, the same price as a tag for a mountain lion and black bear.

The legislators said that after deliberations between the commission and lawmakers, it was agreed to keep the price at $9.75 for Idahoans. Nonresidents still would pay $150.

Both lawmakers said they juggled with raising tag prices for some animals and lowering them for others and, in the end, decided to leave everything as is.

“We realized we had to make some changes,” Stevenson told the committee. “There was some thought that we might treat them differently.”

The proposal heads for the House floor.

Tom Remington